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Ernste GesängeStéphane Degout & Alain Planès

Presentation
I would gladly write to you only by means of music— Johannes Brahms (to Clara Schumann)

Conceived to comfort his friend Clara Schumann, who was at death’s door at the time, Johannes Brahms’s Vier ernste Gesänge (1896) draw on the Bible and yet are a profoundly secular ode to hope. Clara Schumann also inspired Liederkreis, Op. 24 (1840), in which the man who was to become her husband a few months later set to music nine poems by Heinrich Heine. 

Baritone Stéphane Degout, a regular on our stage, will lend his voice to these lieder typical of German Romanticism in a recital with pianist Alain Planès. In this year commemorating the centennial of the death of Gabriel Fauré, Degout will also perform L’Horizon chimérique (1921), the composer’s last song cycle, written to post-Romantic poems by Jean de La Ville de Mirmont. Lastly, echoing the atmosphere painted by Brahms, melodies by Henri Duparc will round off this programme, with sounds as solemn as they are luminous and optimistic. 

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Dates & tickets

18.12.2024 — 20:00

Location

La Monnaie

Prices

Start ticket sale 26.6.2024

Ticket prices from € 12 to € 48
-30 years old: € 10 / € 25
-15 years old: Free (if accompanied by an adult)

Works by
ROBERT SCHUMANN, JOHANNES BRAHMS & GABRIEL FAURÉ

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Dates & tickets

Dates & Tickets

Cast
Cast

BaritonoSTÉPHANE DEGOUT PianoALAIN PLANÈS

ProductionDE MUNT / LA MONNAIE